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The University of Illinois Springfield women's soccer team defeated the Missouri S&T Miners at home on Sunday afternoon. The Prairie Stars split their opening weekend of GLVC play, falling to Maryville by a score of 2-1 on Friday before shutting out Missouri S&T on Sunday.

The Prairie Stars were largely in control, maintaining possession for 67% of the matchup. UIS outshot the Miners 19-7 including nine on-target attempts. Carolyne Mathenia scored her career-first goal in the 27th minute, one that would be deemed the game-winner. Senior Abby Dellamorte earned the assist.

Madison Grandys went close on a couple of occasions and three additional Prairie Stars had one shot on goal, but Missouri S&T's Anastasia Barcom defended her goal well.

The Miners came up with just one on-target attempt that Allison Mirimanian would handle comfortably.

UIS is one of six GLVC women's soccer teams to open GLVC play with a 1-1 weekend. Drury, Maryville, and Missouri-St. Louis remain undefeated in conference play. 

Up Next
UIS women's soccer will go on the road next week to meet new GLVC addition Upper Iowa on Friday night in Fayette, Iowa, then Truman State on Sunday in Kirksville, Mo. The TSU Bulldogs and the UIU Peacocks tied 1-1 when they met on Sunday afternoon.